story that is true about politics and ethics, some of the most unpleasant stories but we'll talk about find out when andrew and sherry young tell us the story as they were witnesses to john edwards undoing. that is also going to be on our show. an dries drew has written the book called "the politician." what about the treaty that has been signed this week? casey mcfarland we'll talk about that, does it make you safer or not. and by popular demand, kelly wright is back me and little rockers will rock your world with a steve miller classic. all of that on huckabee. glad to have you with us. [ applause ] >> tonight we also have some very tragic news, many of you
may remember it was just a few weeks ago when my friend country music superstar was here and he sang the emotional story of his little granddaughter haley. i'm say last sunday afternoon, haley passed away. our hearts and thoughts go to our friend collin ray has they mourn the loss. this past week, we talked about the fair tax with ken who has written a book about it. i talked about it in my book, do the right thing. you hear me talk about it a lot but a lot of questions we had, what does the fair tax do for retirees. i wanted to answer some of those questions and talk about the power of the fair tax and give you differences between the fair tax and what you are hearing about the vat. value added tax. there is no value-added.
it's going to be a value taken away from your life. here is a couple questions we had. if a person is retired or if they are rather poor, won't the fair tax be regressive and the answer is no. you may not realize it but with everything you purchase, there is about 22% of taxes embedded in the product. when you reach for a loaf of bread the companies that produce that bread, they didn't just eat those taxes, they built it into the cost of loaf of bread. it's true for the shiafg cream you buy and truer vgt when people say let's hit the corporations really hard with congratulations, it's your prices that go up. they don't lose that out of profits they build that into the cost of doing business. they collect a tax from you, put it into the cost of product and you ultimately pay it. that is true whether it's gasoline in your car, it's true for anything. so the idea that it's going to
be hard on retires, remember this under the fair tax, you goat your entire paycheck. it also has an important feature it's called the pre-bate in which all the basic necessities of life are untaxed. that means that for poor people, fair tax actually empowers you more if you were rich. you have more people paying into the systems. gamblers and prostitutes and pimps, when you are filling out your 10 40s this week, don't worry, drug dealers are not spending time i made $300,000 selling drugs. they are going to be paying taxes, too. i hope you find out more about the fair tax. value-added tax is not the fair
tax, its tax on consumption but here is fundamental differences. fair tax is transparent you are know exactly what you pay. value-added tax, you have no idea what it is costing. it will stir manufacturing because we'll have the most favorable climate in the world to manufacturer manufacture something. so i hope you understand when you hear people, value-added tax it's something we ought to try, europe has tried it's killed their economy. we don't need any help in killing ours. that is my view. and i welcome yours. contact me at mike huckabee.com. i'd love to get your reaction. [ applause ] my first guest is one of the most recognizable faces and the loudest voice right now against big government. >> i can only pray to god that each and every one of you -- i'm
talking to all the people inside now -- that each and every one of you finds a will, the strength, the courage to turn your back on this destruction of america. >> there are critics who have accused him and others in the tea party movement of rattling up hate and they compare those that speak out against government to the angry mobs that protest it against civil rights in the 60s. please welcome john voight. [ applause ] >> welcome back, john. delighted to have you. >> nice to be here. [ applause ] >> these folks are willing to give you another.
>> very impressive. i don't know how to follow it. >> it was a terrific day. there were many people there. yet when you read the news accounts of what happened that day. you would have thought it was a racist rally. i'm going to read a couple of things. some of this is stunning. >> it could be fun. >> i'm not going to give these guys the benefit of telling these guys names or networks. one of the folks on another network said this. if racism is not the whole of the tea party it's in its heart along with blind hatred. what the tea party is really angry, health care reform the act of an american president and woman speaker of the house. yet another one -- says if race -- the angry faces of tea party rallies, they resemble protestors at the university of
alabama in 1956 -- on and on, john. is that what you saw. you were in the middle of these people. >> governor, because we're seeing so many thousands of people out there, standing up for their rights and liberties. it's shaking the ground a little bit. it gives those people who are prone to defend obama and this administration fear, they are in great fear. what they fall back on, they find the easiest things to create chaos is the race card. if we had a white president in office and he did things to bring about division and unrest, it would be a totally different atmosphere, wouldn't it? people would just admit he is
doing a bad job, but because we have president that is black, it's simpler for them to call upon the past and to look to a time when there was disarray in the country in the '60s and to use that to paint a negative portrait of these true god loving people. they say they are racist. i have bone among these people and i know there is nothing true about this fabrication. >> we heard there were people yelling racial epithets at members of congress. did you hear anything like this? >> when you saw this, folks, and you read these things or you saw them on the television, these rumors which have no foundation, no backing, no background, there
is nothing, are being distributed as truth. i'm going to tell you, the quality of the people that are in the tea party are such a high moral character if anybody in a group of those people came forth with a racial slur, they would be called -- they would be called on the carpet from those people. they would be the first ones that would identify those people and they wouldn't stand for it. we would know their names today, but there is no evidence of any of this. there is evidence that this happened. yet we know there was gunshot, a bullet shot into the office of hairly cantor who is a republican and that was not on the news. >> there was a lot of anger, surfaced on both sides. we need to have good discussion and honest disagreement. andrew has offered hundred
thousand dollars if someone can provide videotape of someone shouting a racial epithet or spitting. john, when we come back -- >> somebody is going to take and do something with that. >> when we come after this break there is a message that i think you've got that i've not heard yet, but i'm anxious to hear it because i feel like your passion and heart is very much involved in helping get this country back on track. i want you to stay around and share that message with us when we come back. john voight is going to be back with us right after this. you'll want to stay. you'll want to stay. [ applause ] with orbitz, i know what to expect from my vacation. bad dog, balloon pop. [ dog whimpers ]
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people of the country are going to hear it. i believe you have extraordinary insight into the nation's particular predicament right now? >> thanks very much, governor. this is letter i wrote and i would like to read it for the american people. let me just say, in one year the american people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by president obama and his whole administration. the lie is aggression that seeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who need to be taken care of. president obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea they are entitled to take from the wealthier to have lived
and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps the nation healthy and fit. now, the lie goes very deep. president obama has been cleverly trained in this method and it work very important that every american knows what that method is. it is a social igs particular marxist teaching and with it, little by little he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses making new language for the islamic extremists. the world who looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity wonders what will be the entire world if america is losing its power. american people who understand exactly what is taking place has come together in the thousands
vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women from all walks of life, shivering to think this once great nation will be a third world country. this will be the first president to ever weaken the husband of america, president obama uses his agrowing and arrogance for his own agenda against the will of the american people when he should be using his will and congregation against our enemies. every loving american for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the tea parties in their states. the opposition will continue their tactics. they rely and plant their own bullies amongst us. everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. we can weed out the liars and
agitators, let us all stands stand in god's light. we can and we will prevail. god bless us all. [ applause ] >> john, thank you very much. a very personal and intimate view that you have of this country and of its dangers. john, i don't think president obama personally wants to hurt the country. i know there are people that there are people actually believe that, but i think his policies are not good for us militarily, certainly not economically, but there does seem to be a different direction that this administration is taking us in terms of the battle of power not only internationally but also internally. that is the heart of your letter. that these are -- this is not
just a transition from a republican to a democratic administration but quite frankly in all fairness, the country did fairly well under bill clinton's presidency. we saw our deficit decrease and we saw welfare reform but we're in the seeing that kind of change. this is not just party to party? >> no. it isn't and i think when we look at obama's training and anybody that cares to feigned out there is book called "rules for radicals," dedicated to take down the capitalist system. so there is in his background and in his agenda that aspect of dismantling the capitalist system. he is doing quite well. >> especially with the bailouts, the fact that government not just the referee the game but
become a player. they take off the striapd shirts they pick the winners and aig wins and little guy loses. these are the things that trouble me very much. john, i want to say thank you for coming today. it's always an honor and a privilege to have you here. i know your voice is getting extraordinary amounts of attention. you know what, i appreciate your courage. it's not making you popular with the folks back in hollywood. >> but the courage who is african-americans that is part of tea party movement they have to stand up for people calling them traitors. there is 37 african-americans now running for congress and senate for november elections. those are the people to me that have courage. >> as do you. john voight. a pleasure to have you here. >> when we come back, andrew has
[ applause ] >> popular politician with good looks and charm and reputation of standing up for the little guy. he was hoping it would land him in the oval office but john edwards was leading a double life. he had an affair that led to a child born out of wedlock. right-hand man tried to cover up the scandal claiming he was the father of the mistress daughter. andrew young described the story in fallout of a book which is
best-seller. andrew, good to have you guys here. when i first started reading this book, i said you know what, you as a guy that ratted on a person that trusted you. so i wasn't going to like you. as i read the book i felt like i got to know you and saw you caught up in something that you yourself didn't even recognize until you were deep in the vortex of it? >> i had dragged my family. we got caught up in the politics of d.c., and i was ambitious, i was hungry. i wanted to be someone of the right hand man to the president of the united states. and i'll never be able the repay enough. >> you clearly know that you messed up? >> that would be polite way of saying it.
>> and sharon i probably have told him a few times, too. >> it was a terrible situation. >> we were like a lot of young couples. we thought we were bulletproof. we thought people wouldn't believe it. we also, politics is very cold. you get attached to somebody and you get attached to cause, it becomes -- what is the greater good? a smart person, ambitious person especially in d.c. where you have a aaa personalities all fighting for access to the presidential candidates, you can justify almost anything in your mind some way or the other. that is what we did. >> there is an extraordinary level of ego that required to run for office. i may know something about that.
hopefully it's tempered by the people that you are surrounded around you that tells you the truth. as a candidate and governor, i tried to make sure there was people around me that would say, hold on, that is wrong. my wife played that role quite a bit. was there anyone around john edwards and that said, thanks wrong. >> now that you read the book, the thing about john edwards when he first came to washington he was -- whether you believe in his causes or not. he did very inspiring things. he was gifted. >> great communicator. >> but d.c. changed him. he got up there, within a year and a half two years of him being elected. within two years of being there, gore almost asked him to be his vp and he was frustrated bay the senate, freshman senator. he was number hundred out of
hundred. he couldn't get anything done. his ego let him jump into the national platform. he had an angel on one shoulder and devil on the other. the angel was saying we can get our causes through. the devil was sayingp and prestige and he wasn't prepared for it. in the first campaign he did have people you are talking about and second campaign he chased them off. >> that is my point. if you didn't agree with him, he shut you out so the devil was winning the discussion? >> in the first campaign we had powerful people like david axelrod, bob shrum and we had people who had decades of experience. they ran each and every one of them off. axelrod, he called him
incompetent. whether you like him hearing is is not incompetent. >> when we come back from the break, we'll talk about what happened that led to this incredible fall from grace. it was a dramatic one and sudden one and one that caught the country off guard and did not exactly make the two of you ever so close to the edwards' family. with you there is a d'er lesson. we'll have more right after this. [ applause ] yellowbook has always been good for business. but these days you need more than the book. you need website develoent, 1-on-1 marketing advice, search-engine marketing, and direct mail. yellowbook's got all of that. yellowbook360's got a whole spectrum of tools. tools that are going to spark some real connections. visit yellowbook360.com and go beyond yellow.
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war in afghanistan. former aide to john edwards and the book they have written is called the poll contingent and all of our studio audience members will be getting a copy of their own book. during this time you with a watched your husband go through amazing things. one that john edwards called upon him to claim that the baby was your husband's, not that of john edwards. was there a point at which are you kidding me? >> oh, yes. when it showed up on our door, i thought that was the last straw. when he asked andrew, we were in the car that day, i actually said, are you kidding me.
we made a stop and you said are you kidding me. how can you ask for one more thing. i thought we had done everything for that monday beyond extreme. and we agreed. >> you were part of it and you ultimately agreed, you will let your husband the to take the fall, claiming that he was the father. baby hoping that it would keep john edwards' campaign alive. did you at any point, taking money from campaign donors and using for other things could be criminal? >> yes. the thought -- i researched every which way and people that were in campaign finance law. they didn't get through the donations, they gave it as gifts. >> unreported gifts?
>> they were reported and filed. as you know, when you get into presidential politics. when i first started working for john edwards, we would literally jump up and down if we got a hundred dollars donation. >> i did until the very end. that was a big one to me. [ laughter ] >> by the end of this i was literally regularly getting commitments for a million dollars. i think with edwards being looked at by the grand jury, one of the problems they're going to have, i assume, is that when the people wrote the campaign finance law they never anticipated a situation like this. >> there is a possibility that john edwards could be dieted? >> yes. >> you -- indicted. >> you gave information that he
could be indicted. would it surprise you if he were indicted? >> no. >> you kind of expect it at some point? >> my lawyer is very experienced long term trial lawyer. i think when we went in, he was genuinely surprised at how much time, effort and preparation they put into it. they've been working on it for a long time. the trial should be extremely interesting. there was stuff they showed me when i testified before the grand jury that had i no idea about. i think john edwards -- if this was not illegal, it should be made illegal. >> you trusted him. >> i loved him. >> you held him high on a pedestal? >> yes. >> one of the things that struck me, two men in your life that you held in high esteem, john edwards, your own father was
another and you felt honestly and poignantly wrote about your father, he had pen a pastor and caught in adultress act, what keeps you from becoming a sin account consider father and john edwards have both hurt you and disappointed you and had moral failures? >> it did make me a sin i can. when we went to church this past easter. my father passed when i was writing and the book ends with that. it talks about the powerful lessons i learned about being -- we're brought up to be ambitious and try to win in the american dream. it's indirect conflict sometimes with what is ethically right. at easter, we were sitting there and the minister gave this incredible sermon that seemed like it was right at me.
it felt like we were turning a new page. we learned, sherry and i learned a great deal. i don't know how many couples would have made it through what we've made it through. >> i'm not sure either. >> we love each other more. we realize that all that really matters is what is in our house. did i become cynical, yes. >> and we were torn apart for a long time, just recently after the book came out we finally are friends again. >> i think you've told the story in a very compelling way. it surprised me that i actually enjoyed the book because i was determined to not like you having a person that trusted people, you betrayed him. he betrayed him but i think what you did in this book you helped me to say you weren't justifying
what you did, you simply told me how it happened and how we need to protect ourselves from that. >> what i try to do in the book, because i'm loyal. >> good point, sherry. that is definitely the case. >> but i felt really torn, they wanted me to write a book about the scandal but you can't understand what we did unless you talk about including my father everything that led up to that. i waited two years to tell the truth. i gave him every opportunity, more than two years. when i was writing the part about him, the guy that i loved and the guy that was inspiring and gifted person the first five or six years. after he lost with john kerry in 2004 election, he became a different person.
i liked to say that his ego became egone. he believed it was his destiny and he was doing people a favor ring for president. we had seven or eight years 17-hour days a week killing ourselves. should i have walked away. absolutely. but we didn't. we didn't and away made a mistake and going to pay for it the rest of our lives. >> thanks very much andrew and sherry. thanks for sharing your story. i appreciate and i hope it's a lesson for all of us. a lesson, old saying, power corrupts and some absolute power corrupts absolutely. a lot of people get into politics for the wrong reason. not everybody in politics has turned out that way.
democrats and republicans, there are decent people that have their souls and spirits about them. but be careful. don't put your faith in people. people can fail you. people can always fail and that is real powerful lesson behind the lesson that andrew and sherry have told. casey mcfarland, is this a safer place as a result of the treaty that was signed this week. that was signed this week. he'll boss: our breakout sessios gonna be great. got the gecko t-shirt... "4 million drivers switched!" gecko water bottle... notebook... chamois... gecko: sir, i feel a little bit uncomfortable with all... you know... with all this. i mean, it's not about me. should be about how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in the nation. things like that. boss: oh, of course! we're not gonna get carried away. gecko: uh...yeah... all right as long as we don't overdo it. vo: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
don't miss the huckabee report three times a day on 585 of the finest radio stations. if you aren't hearing it you should ask for it. earlier this week, president obama signed a nuclear arms treaty with the president of russia. will the new policy weaken or might and threaten our national security. let's ask casey mcfarland. it's always a pleasure. delighted to have you. you worked with three presidents all of whom faced very special challenges dealing with nuclear arms. you've watched this week and tell me, shall we safer today than we were a week today? >> the treaty that you referred to earlier, that is probably a
pretty good thing. what it's like you got a house and you got the front door and you put a lot of locks on the front door and chain but you left the backdoor wide open. backdoor is the problem and that is iran and iran nuclear weapons and none of what president obama's is going to close that door. i think we're going it more dangerous. >> when two countries had nuclear devices, it was easy to say let's have containment. now, we have pakistan, probably iran capable but on their way. north korea, probably israel and we make the assumption. we don't know who is walking around with a shoulder fired version of one that has been able to pirate from some nation. it's a very different world. >> its harder world. in the good old days of cold war if russians attacked them we
could attack them and do just as much damage. our policy toward other countries, if you pick a fight with us, we deserve the right to crush you. >> you use a knife or you use a gun. >> it's a john wayne foreign policy. but the difference is having a treaty with the former soviet union but there are good parts but it's a good thing. but what he is not doing is not making us safe from the pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into bad hands. iran getting nuclear weapons and launching the whole region into a nuclear arms razz. saudi arabia and syrian, nuclear weapons of their own or israel looks at iran we can't allow them to get nuclear weapons because we know it's the end of
our existence and we're going to have a preemptive strike. >> and the real tragedy that the united states has acted as israel is no longer our best friend. we're more concerned about bedrooms being built in jerusalem than bombs being built in tehran. >> we're more concerned with what is going on in israel. iranians are looking, here is what is it going to happen in the next two weeks. united states is hosting this will at this nation conference to talk about loose nuclear weapons and that is a good thing. what is supposed to be happening we're going to be talking to chinas and other countries and say will you join us in crippling sanctions against iran. iran is looking at that and there is no crippling sanctions and we have wimpy sanctions,
iran is saying green light. go for it and even general petraeus said in testimony not too long ago, do you think iran will have nuclear weapons. he said, not this calendar year. certainly you're talking about within the next year or two. >> i thank you for the explanation. it's soe such a pleasure to have you. >> thank you, governor. >> she is the people i turn to. i wish sthee she was there now. >> the little rockers are back and when we come back, one of your favorites, kelly wright, i see him as the greatest rock star of the fox news channel. star of the fox news channel. he will be singing when we com with orbitz, i know what to expect from my vacation.
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